Kumaraguru campus emanates the project Microcosm with a vision to create a campus ecosystem of balance and influence. Kumaraguru microcosm is a seed to making a coexisting, inclusive and sustainable environment for a quality life of the humans and all other living partners.
Microcosm is a multi-year programme carrying projects of environmental sustainability, to create a grand eco-future. This initiative aims to build a sustainable ecosystem by 2024, the 40th year of KCT and to continue to exhibit the acts of sustainability, for sustainability being the omnipotent.
Increasing Green Cover, Water Management, Waste Management, Energy, Air, Sound, Earth, Art, Architecture and the Role of Inhabitants in values, ethics, culture and beliefs will be the areas of project implementation to make the campus a model educational ecosystem of sustainable living. This environmental sustainability is vital to socio-economic sustainability.
Partners of ideation, conceptualisation and action are the students and faculty members of the Department of Environmental Engineering and Nature Club of KCT in association with TNAU – Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Forest College – Coimbatore, Osai – Coimbatore, Isha: Project Green Hands – Coimbatore and Wild Wing Trust – Coimbatore.
Kumaraguru campus is a green landscape with 4200 trees and 54 bird species and to double this green, Green Cover will be the first year project in Microcosm. Sustainability projects in other areas are in the planning phase and are scheduled to take off in the coming months and years. With this, the campus will be a living museum with innovations from traditional and modern practices of sustainability.
Green Cover projects launching this year
1. Miyawaki Forest in Kumaraguru campus
What is Miyawaki plantation?
The Miyawaki method of afforestation or planting trees involves the planting of different types of trees closely in a pit. This will lead to co-existence of plants and mutual supply of plant nutrients with each other.
No of saplings to be planted: 800 – 1000 in each plantation across the campus
No of species: 50
Approximate density per plant: 2.5 sq.ft
Prominent Varities Planted
Iyal vagai | Karumardhu | Malai vembu | Mandarai | Manjal Kadambai
Maruthani | Pala | Punnai | Poovarasu | Semmaram | Sarakondrai
2. Nursery for rare plant species
To increase the bio-diversity of Kumaraguru campus, the nursery will house a variety of native and hard to find tree species. This will be an opportunity for the community of Kumaraguru to understand the significance, contribution and conservation of trees as this is the ultimate source of existence.